Find all your crafting needs, whether it is sewing, scrapbooking, or knitting, by checking out the following library and online resources.

1000 Jewelry Inspirations    Elements of Style    Bejeweled    Decorating with Papercraft    Button it up

Big Little Felt Universe    Making Mosaics    Sewing Made Simple    The Knitter's Book of Socks    Firefly's Step-by-Step Encyclopedia of Needlecraft

Catalog Topics

Paper crafts Jewelry making  Crafting
Crochet  Sewing  DIY or do-it-yourself
Needlework Embroidery  Home Décor
Cross-stitch Quilting  
Fiber arts Knitting  


General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.


Gale Home Improvement Collection
A collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles that hobbyists and professional carpenters alike can use. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.




Print Magazines  

Family Fun
Available at Beatley, Burke and Duncan 

Make Magazine
Available at Barrett and Beatley

Family Handyman
Available at Barrett, Beatley, Burke and Duncan    

Quilting Arts
Available at Beatley

Interweave Knits
Available at Beatley

Martha Stewart Living
Available at Barrett, Beatley, and Burke 



The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Sewing Guild
The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is part of the national, nonprofit American Sewing Guild for people of all skill levels who love to sew. Find out about local events and chapters, and check out their newsletter.

Quilters Unlimited
Founded in 1972, Quilters unlimited is a nonprofit organization of quilters, with all chapters and activities in Northern Virginia.

Northern Virginia Bead Society
Founded in 1992, the Northern Virginia Bead Society promotes and encourages the appreciation of beads and beading through education and its network of members.

Potomac Fiber Arts Guild
An association of fiber artists and craftsmen located in and around the Washington, D.C area, the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild actively promotes fiber arts and artists in many ways.

A social network site for knitters and crocheters.

Launched in 2002, Knitty is the longest-running free knitting magazine on the web with knitting patterns and articles galore.

Buy and sell handmade and vintage items at this online marketplace.

An online community where people share hip, crafty diy (do it yourself) projects, you will find hundreds of thousands of free craft projects, patterns, and tutorials galore.

Knitting Help
Learn how to knit by watching free instructional videos at this site, which features a knitting forum community.

Fave Crafts
Get thousands of free craft projects, ebooks, tips, newsletters, a blog and a link to their live monthly radio show.

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